Unfriendly to conventional electronic devices, circuits, and systems, extreme environments represent a serious challenge to designers and mission architects. The first truly comprehensive guide to this specialized field, Extreme Environment Electronics explains the essential aspects of designing and using devices, circuits, and electronic systems intended to operate in extreme environments, including across wide temperature ranges and in radiation-intense scenarios such as space.
The Definitive Guide to Extreme Environment Electronics
Featuring contributions by some of the world’s foremost experts in extreme environment electronics, the book provides in-depth information on a wide array of topics. It begins by describing the extreme conditions and then delves into a description of suitable semiconductor technologies and the modeling of devices within those technologies. It also discusses reliability issues and failure mechanisms that readers need to be aware of, as well as best practices for the design of these electronics.
Continuing beyond just the "paper design" of building blocks, the book rounds out coverage of the design realization process with verification techniques and chapters on electronic packaging for extreme environments. The final set of chapters describes actual chip-level designs for applications in energy and space exploration. Requiring only a basic background in electronics, the book combines theoretical and practical aspects in each self-contained chapter. Appendices supply additional background material.
With its broad coverage and depth, and the expertise of the contributing authors, this is an invaluable reference for engineers, scientists, and technical managers, as well as researchers and graduate students. A hands-on resource, it explores what is required to successfully operate electronics in the most demanding conditions.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part 1|58 pages
part 2|33 pages
part 3|59 pages
Environments and Prediction Tools
part 4|177 pages
Semiconductor Device Technologies for Extreme Environments
part 5|109 pages
Modeling for Extreme Environment Electronic Design
part 6|31 pages
Device and Circuit Reliability in Extreme Environments
part 7|45 pages
Circuit Design for Extreme Environments
part 8|214 pages
Examples of Extreme Environment Circuit Designs
part 9|29 pages
Verification of Analog and Mixed-Signal Systems
part 10|56 pages
Packaging for Extreme Environments
part 11|104 pages
Real-World Extreme Environment Applications
part 12|8 pages